Sunday, August 5, 2012

By Your Example


When he lived on earth, Jesus said he loved the little children. He showed it by asking his disciples to "let the little ones come unto [him]". He took the time to bless them!  

Do we place as much value on our children? 

I find myself asking this question often. It is helpful for me to evaluate what I am prioritizing.
Are we looking for ways to bless our own children as Jesus Christ did? Do we share our time with them?  Sometimes life gets hectic. Sometimes there are important things that need our attention. But let's not forget our greatest treasures, our family, in the busy-ness of life.

Just a little thing like simply spending some time together can mean the world to our kids.

Will you join me?
Let's each find just one way to show our children just how precious they are today!

Some simple ideas follow below....you know, because for kids, it doesn't take much!
Even just 2 or 3 minutes of your time can help your child feel valued today.
  • Read a book together
  • Say "I love you"
  • Give a hug 
  • Make a meal together
  • Play a game
  • Take a walk
  • Ask your child what they would like to do together and do it!

 For my part, today I will do something playful with my kids, like hide and seek, and maybe sing some songs together or color together at the table.

    "And I am filled with charity, which is everlasting love; wherefore, all children are alike unto me; wherefore, I love little children with a perfect love; and they are all alike and partakers of salvation."
              Moroni 8:17

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    Jesus loved the little children,
    Little ones like me.
    He would bless and help them
    And take them on his knee.

    Many lovely things he taught them,
    Things we all should do:
    Love and help each other,
    Be honest, kind, and true.
    Words and music: Moiselle Renstrom, 1889–1956


    Extra Credit  ;-)

    It has been said that one of the best ways to teach, is to teach by example.
    That means that who we are speaks louder than what we say.

    If you are looking to have more power in your parenting,
    try examining yourself and what you stand for. Who are you?

    What do your actions teach your child on a daily basis?
    What could you improve in order to show a better character to your child?
    Choose one improvement to embrace and work toward it with patience for yourself.
    Even a small improvement means moving ahead!


    Today, decide to be the kind of person your child can look up to, with confidence!

     Helping Family Members Live the Gospel
    Personal Integrity-The Key to Example






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    2 comments:

    1. Another great post Eve! Thank you:)

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      1. So glad you enjoyed it, Rosemary! Hope your day is wonderful :-)

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    Thanks for your comment today! I love reading your thoughts, too. :-)